Manufacturing

 

We regularly provide legal counsel to a number of small to large manufacturing companies in the operation of their diverse businesses, which include:

  • shopping carts
  • store fixtures and displays
  • restaurant kitchen equipment
  • water treatment systems
  • wire and cable manufacturers
  • metal products and materials, including copper and aluminum tubing, custom- machined forgings
  • railroad tank cars
  • heavy-duty truck trailers and fifth wheels
  • modification of OEM trucks, including conversions to all wheel drive, brake and suspension system modifications, and components for the after-markets
  • screws and other fasteners
  • vibrating conveyor systems
  • overhead garage doors
  • silkscreen imprinters of sportswear
  • glove manufacturer (protective industrial gloves;  utility gloves for consumers)

 

Contracts


Typical assignments include drafting of (or analysis and suggested revisions to):

Supply agreements, including requirements contracts and outsourcing agreements (domestic and overseas sources of supplies)

Purchases and leases of production equipment

Bailments / warehousing / consignment arrangements

Distributorship agreements and commission agent agreements (some may provide exclusivity as to products or territories, based upon meeting defined sales/purchase goals)

Terms and Conditions of sale, including warranties, indemnifications, product recall provisions

 

Our Objectives


Unambiguous, "plain English" agreements, understandable by the operating personnel who are directly involved in the implementation and administration of the  agreements

Agreements that make economic sense for both parties

Dispute resolution provisions that promote resolutions made directly between the parties on commercial terms, without resort to litigation or to arbitration.